Bulking is easy, and can be cheap. I want to prove that to you by showing you how to make your own cheap homemade weight gainer.
My home made cheap weight gainer recipe will give you;
- 976 calories (1000+ with Milk)
- 60g protein
- 93g carbs
- 35g fat
- Cost You Under £0.96
My weight gainer shake is cheap to make, easy to make, and easy to drink. This eliminates complaints from “hard gainers” (which i believe there is no such thing – just eat more or drink more) who don’t have an appetite.
Anyone can drink a shake. My mates go out on the piss every weekend and nock back vodka redbulls and pints like theres a drought. If they can do that, you can drink a homemade weight gainer.
Bulking comes down to eating more calories than you burn off, when you add in shakes or mass gainer supplements it easy.
Gaining quality muscle weight cheap is the hard part.
Sure, finding any old cheap food to gain weight is easy. Look down the job centre and you’ll see a swarm of fatties signing on each week. Using their dole to pay for cigarettes, junk food, and beer.
But fueling your body with cheap healthy food is a little more difficult.As a teenager I had to get creative when looking for cheap foods to gain weight. I know what its like to be on a cheap gain weight diet, when your ultimate goal is to gain strength and add mass.
Cheap carb sources are fairly easy to come by, but finding cheap protein sources is harder – if you don’t know where to look.
When I was younger I used mass gainer supplements. Weight gain supplements work when you follow the directions. One of the ones I had most success with was Mutant Mass. I actually managed to gain 14 lbs in 10 days, which I talk about in my Mutant Mass Review.
The problem with any mass gainers you buy, you’re overpaying for cheap weight gainer ingredients.
So today I want to share how i make my own cheap homemade weight gainer, so you can start to gain weight cheap.
My Cheap Homemade Weight Gainer Ingredients
These are the cheap foods to gain weight that you’ll need to use to make my cheap home made weight gain shake.
£0.23 Per Scoop – 21g Protein
I’ve recommended impact whey as the best budget whey protein. All the big online UK supplement retailers discount their protein, but I’ve found Myprotein’s Impact Whey to be cheapest consistently.
Myprotein is cheap in price, but it’s not cheap quality. Their whey is absolutely spot on, which is why I rate it so highly. Some companies sell crap protein and scam you. Whey concentrate with as low as 60% protein content. Myprotein has 80% protein content, which is bang on for a whey concentrate.
Per 25g serving it gives 21g of protein, and if you buy a 5kg bag of unflavoured it means each scoop is about £0.23.
Cheap. As. Chips.
It comes in over 50 flavours, so you know there is going to be at least one flavour you love (and about 2 dozen that you really really like). A flavoured version costs a little bit more, but when you use a myprotein discount code to get anywhere from 10-30% off your protein powder.
When I set out to make a cheap weight gainer years ago, Impact Whey was my go to, and it still is to this day.
75p Per 1kg From Tesco
Porridge oats are an essential for making your own cheap weight gainers. Oats are one of the best cheap high calorie foods for gaining weight, as they’re so easy to blend into a shake and drink. Look at any weight gain supplement on the market, i can guarantee that oats, ground oats, or oat powder will be one of the main ingredients.
I used to eat a ton of porridge, but found that sometimes id have to force feed myself to get them down.
Its one of the staple cheap ways to gain weight for any bodybuilder, so adding it to my shakes at home would mean I could make a cheap weight gainer.
You don’t need to get fancy with your porridge oats. Don’t overpay for ground oats from the supplement retailers, and don’t buy protein porridge – it’s a rip off. You can make your own protein porridge for much cheaper.
Just a bag of value oats from any supermarket will do.
Peanut butter is one of the best cheap high calories foods for gaining weight. Its packed full of healthy fats, and has a good amount of protein in it.
You wont find this in pre-made ready to buy cheap weight gainers. So when you’re looking to make cheap high calorie shakes, peanut butter is one of the best cheap weight gaining foods you can pick as it is so calorie dense.
My Nut Shot Peanut Butter Review Guide can help you pick a peanut butter to add to your home made cheap weight gainer shake. However I would recommend Myproteins Natural Peanut Butter for the best value.
Its RRP is £5.99 for 1kg. Far cheaper than what you’ll find in the supermarkets buying smaller tubs.
Myprotein are always running discounts on their entire range however. The bare minimum you’ll save is 10%, but quite often you can get 25% off myprotein’s snack shop, 3 for 2, or peanut butter free with your order.
Per 100g you’re getting 46g fat, 30g protein and 12g of carbs. There’s no sugar added, additives or any other crap. Just pure peanutty goodness. Its such a cheap food to gain weight due to the high caloric density, and is so easy to blend into a home made weight gainer shake.
Banana’s are always a good cheap carb source. You can pick them up for pennies. They blend so easy, and add taste to your shake. A good choice if you’re going for the cheapest protein powder possible and using an unflavoured protein powder.
Banana’s are packed with potassium, vitamins and minerals, and provide around 25g of carbs (per average sized banana)
As a top tip – freeze your bananas. Ok peel the skin off first, then freeze them. They’ll make your shake colder, and thicker.
Bananas aren’t a necessity when making your own cheap home made weight gainer, but I do like to include them in my recipe.
You can add any extra ingredients you like to your home made shake, but it will drive the cost up.
For the liquid, the cheapest option is water. However you can add in full fat milk, almond milk, or whatever else you’d like. Milk isn’t too expensive, but water is free. My cheap weight gainer will taste nicer with milk, but it’s not essential.
You can substitute banana’s with any fruit of your choice. Supermarkets sell frozen “smoothie blends” ready for you to to blend into your shake.
You can swap peanut butter for a different kind of nut butter such as cashew or almond, but peanut butter is the cheapest option you’ll find.
If you’re looking outside the box, and want to add more than cheap foods to gain weight to your own shake, then you can add additional supplements to make the best cheap weight gainer yourself.
I’d recommend creatine monohydrate , and if you’re looking for additional carbs that will add some sweetness to your shake, then dextrose is a must.
If you’re budget is tight thought, and you’re looking for the absolute cheapest weight gainer shake, then ditch the extras, and just use the cheap high calorie foods i’ve mentioned above.
- Pour 500 ml of liquid into your blender (For the cheapest option use water. For the higher calorie version use milk)
- Add 2 scoops of protein powder into the liquid
- Add 100g of oats to the blender
- Add 50g of peanut butter to the blender
- Add a banana to blender
- Fasten the list, and begin to blend.
- Continue blending until a shake consistency has been created. (You may need to stop blending, and stir with a spoon or knife, then continue to blend)
- Drink from the blender bottle, or pour into a shaker and drink.
Calories & Nutrition In My Home Made Weight Gainer
Following the above quantities, and using water as the liquid, the shake will provide;
- 2 scoops of impact whey – 42g protein, 2g carbs, 3.8 fat, 206 calories
- 100g oats – 11g protein, 60g carbs, 8g fat, 376 calories
- 50g peanut butter – 15g protein, 6g carbs, 23g fat, 290 calories
- 1 Banana – 1g protein, 25g carbs, 0g fat, 104 calories
- Total Macros & Calories For The Entire Shake;
- 976 calories
- 69g protein
- 93g carbs
- 35g fat
Note About Milk: Adding just 100ml of full fat milk will increase the calories by 64, nocking this over 1000 calories. 500 mls of milk, will provide you ad additional 320 calories.
Total Cost Of My Home Made Cheap Weight Gainer
- 2 scoops of impact whey – £0.46 (Based on RRP which you can always get cheaper)
- 100g oats – 7.5p (lets round it to 8p)
- 50g peanut butter – £0.30 (Based on RRP which you can always get cheaper)
- 1 banana – 12p from Tesco
- Total Cost Of My Home Made Weight Gainer = £0.96
You will 100% of the time save money using a my protein discount code, and these discounts will save you between 10-30% off, driving the total cost down even further.
Experiment to Make Your Own Cheap Weight Gainer
You can experiment by adding your own ingredients, foods, or supplements. For example, adding in frozen berries gives the shake a tangy taste, and provide you with extra carbs.
You might want to try a different kind of nut butter milk, full fat milk or even almond milk instead of water.
However it comes at a cost.
What i’ve provided you is the cheapest home made weight gainer recipe, that packs just under 1000 calories per serving. This will give you the correct nutrition you need and enough calories to gain weight cheap.
How To Use My Home Made Weight Gainer Shake
If you want to gain lean muscle weight, then you must first establish your macros. Then, factor your shake into the macros. For simplicity, especially if you’re new to bulking up, bodybuilding or dieting, i’d stick to the above recipe and the quantities.
Factor this into your macros. You might find you need just 1 of these shakes around your regular meals. You might need 2 or even 3.
They taste nicest when drank once freshly blended. However when I was at University, I would make a batch of my weight gainer on a night. Pour it into a shaker bottle and place it in the fridge overnight. I’d then pack my weight gainer shake in my bag, and drink it as a meal replacement through the day.
If you’re wanting to purely gain mass and strength, and lean weight gain isn’t your concern, then have as many of these as you want. 3 of these shakes will pack around 2700 calories. You could easily drink these in between 3 regular meals, and find that you’ve made yourself an effective gain weight cheap diet.
My home made cheap weight gainer shake can be drank as a meal replacement, as a pre workout shake or post workout shake. You can even blend one up, and sip on it throughout the day alongside and in between meals.
There is no right or wrong way to drink my weight gainer shake recipe. Just do with whatever fits in with your goals.
One important thing I want to enforce to you though, whatever approach you take – be consistent. It’s no good drinking these shakes 3 times a day for 5 days, then on a weekend drinking none, then the following week drinking them some days, and not on other days.
If you’re serious about gaining weight cheap, then dedicate yourself to it, make my cheap home made weight gainer, and drink it!